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French jets strike in Iraq, expanding U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State

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BAGHDAD/PARIS - French jets struck a suspected Islamic State target in Iraq for the first time on Friday, expanding a U.S.-led military campaign against militants who have seized a third of the country and also control large parts of neighboring Syria. | Video

World, Iraq 12:40am EDT

Fri, Sep 19 2014

Goodell tackles NFL domestic abuse crisis with vow to reform

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NEW YORK - A chastened NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Friday that the league's poor response to its domestic violence crisis will prompt an overhaul of how it deals with player behavior and punishment in America's most popular sports league.

U.S., Sports 19 Sep 2014

North Korea says imprisoned American tried to become 'second Snowden'

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SEOUL - An American recently sentenced to six years hard labor by a North Korean court pretended to have secret U.S. information and was deliberately arrested in a bid to become famous and meet U.S. missionary Kenneth Bae in a North Korean prison, state media said on Saturday.

Alibaba surges 38 percent on massive demand in market debut

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NEW YORK - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares soared 38 percent in their first day of trading on Friday as investors jumped at the chance for a piece of what is likely to rank as the largest IPO in history, in a massive bet on China's burgeoning middle class. | Video

Tech, Media 19 Sep 2014

Scots spurn independence in historic vote, devolution battle begins

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EDINBURGH - Scotland spurned independence and saved a union dating back 300 years in a historic referendum but its defeated leader said it would hold London to last minute offers of more power that could radically reshape the United Kingdom. | Video

19 Sep 2014

Former Connecticut Governor Rowland found guilty of campaign law violations

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NEW HAVEN Conn. - Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland violated U.S. election laws by taking under-the-table payments from a business owned by the husband of a candidate whose campaign he secretly advised, a federal jury found on Friday.

Politics, U.S. 19 Sep 2014

Storm leaves 200,000 displaced in Philippines, heads for Taiwan

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MANILA - Storm Fung-Wong churned towards Taiwan on Saturday after killing at least five people in the Philippines, and forcing some 200,000 people into temporary shelter, including in the capital Manila, to escape massive flooding.

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As G20 chases growth goal, members differ on how to get there

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CAIRNS Australia - As the Group of 20 leading economies meet to change no less than the "destiny" of the global economy, members remain divided on how to get there with Germany pushing back at U.S. calls for more government stimulus.

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Exclusive: Angry with Washington, 1 in 4 Americans open to secession

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BOSTON - The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found.

19 Sep 2014

Apple faithful line up for latest, larger iPhones

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NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc's latest phone lured throngs of gadget lovers, entrepreneurs and early adopters to its stores in New York, San Francisco and other cities around the world in the latest sign of strong initial demand for the new, larger generation of iPhones. | Video

Tech, Media 19 Sep 2014
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.